Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 3, 2008
    Julie from MO Asked

    We will be visiting Walt Disney World in June with our 3 young children. DD #1(4.5), DS (2.5), and DD#2 will be 6.5 months. Any tips for enjoying WDW with 3, especially an infant would be great. Thankfully, Grandma and grandpa will be coming too.

    Julie,

    I would suggest bringing strollers from home.  Both to save money (stroller rental is pricey!) and for the comfort factor.  Your baby will likely nap in the stroller if you bring a nice padded one from home, and the Disney strollers are more suitable for older kids anyway.

    Know upfront your children's height and what rides they can or can't do.  If they are anything like my girls your son would probably be disappointed to see big sis riding something he can't.  If you know that in advance you can strategically plan to split your group and do a few separate activities so you never have a "But I wanna go too!" meltdown on your hands.

    Speaking of meltdowns, how do your kids do when they miss a nap or go to bed late?  You'll all be happier if you know their limitations up front and plan for a break in the day or an early bedtime.  For whatever reason this was easier for us with two kids, but three just made it more of a challenge.  They feed off each other's fussiness I think!

    For the baby, definitely note the location of the baby care centers on each park map.  They are great for feeding, changing diapers, letting the little one sit or crawl around, etc and are an easy place to relax and cool off as well.  Those little plastic links are great for attaching toys to the stroller so your baby will have something to look at but it won't get lost.  We also found it helpful to carry an extra outfit or two in the stroller, just in case. 

    One big thing that may sound odd, but is especially challenging with 3, is getting on and off of buses.  The strollers have to be folded, so you'll need to remove all the bags and souvenirs, divide up the children and the strollers, and board the bus in a fairly short period of time.  (We have it down to a science now!)  It's a lot easier if you have a plan before the bus arrives, and the strollers are folded and waiting for you to board.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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